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Weighted Vest - Standard - InnovAID
Weighted Vest - Standard - InnovAID
Weighted Vest - Standard - InnovAID
Weighted Vest - Standard - InnovAID
Weighted Vest - Standard - InnovAID

Weighted Vest - Standard

$99.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

  • Price is determined by chest size. Scroll down for the SIZE RANGE CHART for pricing.
  • Our weighted vest has 12 pockets for weights – 4 along the neckline, 4 along the chest, and 4 along the hemline. 
  • Price includes 12 weights – usually 4 - J-shaped neckline and 8 rectangular body weights.
  • Each pocket closes with hook and loop tape so the weights stay in the pocket.
  • The neckline pockets are especially effective for some people.
  • Vests should only be worn under the direction of a trained professional such as an occupational therapist.
  • The vest is often most effective when removed and put on again for a short period of time so habituation does not occur.
  • The vest should not be worn by anyone else other than the person the occupational therapist has advised should wear it.
  • Children with neurological deficits are at greater risk for temperature regulation impairments and should be monitored carefully.
  • There is debate on the weight that is recommended. The general rule for suggested maximum is 10% of body weight.
  • The vest should not be so loose that the weights hit the body with body movement.
  • Shoulder straps that will not fall off shoulders.
  • The vest also includes a fold-away neckline key ring to attach a chewie and 2 hemline D-rings to attach fidget items. These are optional.
  • The zipper closure, which is a distraction for some, is hidden by a flap and secured with a snap by the neckline.
  • The vest has a V-neckline at the front and a scoop neckline the back.  It can be worn back to front if needed so zipper is in back.
  • Size, fibre content and product care information is sewn to the inside of the front left hemline pocket, attached to the hook-side of the hook and loop tape.
  • The vest can also do double duty by placing the vest on the lap for weight on the lower body or spread on child before sleep (over blankets) to calm.
  • Each basic size (extra-small, small, medium and large) comes with a default weight (for example 12 – 55 g / 2 oz weights for an extra small or small vest). These weights are NOT based on research. 
  • You can change what size of weight you want – at no extra charge - up to 450 g / 1 lb for each weight.  If the default weight does not suit your needs, please order weights that do. For example, if you ordered a small vest, the default is 12 – 55 g / 2 oz weights. You could change it to 4 – 115 g / 4 oz neck weights and 8 – 55 g / 2 oz body weights. The weights have vinyl exterior and steel shot interior.
  • Neckline pockets — pull apart the hook and loop tape and enter neckline pockets through inside shoulder seam. Curved end of weight should enter the pocket first and sit at centre front or centre back area. The labelled end of the weight should be near the pocket opening.
  • Chestline pockets — enter through 4 inside openings along a seam in the chest area, two in front and two in the back
  • Hemline pockets — enter through 4 inside openings below the chest pocket, two in front and two in the back.

Vest fiber content - various, depending on the fabric. Either cotton or a poly/cotton blend. Please email order@innovaid.ca if you have questions about the content of one specific colour.

Weights 

  • Each size (extra-small, small, medium, and large) comes with a default weight (see chart below). For example. 12 – 55 g / 2 oz. weights for an extra small or small vest. These weights are NOT based on research. 
  • You can change the size of weight at no extra charge.  If the default weight does not suit your needs, please order weights that do. For example: If you ordered a small vest, the default is 12 – 55 g / 2 oz. weights. You could change it to 4 – 115 g / 4 oz. neck weights and 8 – 55 g / 2 oz. body weights.
  • Vest - various, depending on the fabric
  • Weight Exterior: 100% vinyl
  • Weight Interior:  Steel shot 
  • Proudly made in Canada

 OUR STANDARD WEIGHTED VEST IS RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Are overwhelmed by sensations in their environment. 
  • Have poor body awareness.
  • Who find weight relaxing. 
  • Find transition times stressful. 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Check vest and weights regularly for wear.

Vest

    • To wash: Remove weights. Zip up zipper and do up snap. Machine wash on gentle cycle or hand wash using detergent. Use warm or cold water to maintain colour brightness.
    • To dry: Lay flat to dry or tumble dry in dryer on low heat. To prevent wrinkling, remove from dryer when slightly damp.

Weights

  • The weights are vinyl-covered weights filled with steel shot.
  • To wash: Wipe clean with damp cloth. Do not immerse in water.


Metric Measurements

Size

Approx. Age (very rough estimate)

Chest with clothes (cm)

Vest length- 4 cm growth included

Each weight (grams)

Total weight for vest (grams)

Price

Extra Small

Under 5

max 48

33

55

660

$109.99

Small

5

48-58

41

55

660

$114.99

Medium

8

59-70

48

115

1380

$119.99

Large

10

71-84

56

225

2700

$124.99

Imperial Measurements

Size

Approx. Age (very rough estimate)

Chest with clothes (in)

Vest length- 1.5 in. growth included

Each weight (oz.)

Total weight for vest (lb)

Price

Extra Small

under 5

max 19

13

2

1.5

$109.99

Small

5

19-23

16

2

1.5

$114.99

Medium

8

23.5-28

19

4

3

$119.99

Large

10

28.5-33

22

8

6

$124.99

Larger vests can be custom-made to any size. If you’re interested, you can read about our custom vests and download a custom vest order form

Twelve weights come with each vest order. If the size of the weights listed above are not what you want, they can be changed without additional charge.

Size extra small includes 12 – 55 g / 2 oz weights – 4 J-shaped neckline weights + 8 rectangular body weights

Size small includes 12 – 55 g / 2 oz weights – 4 J-shaped neckline weights + 8 rectangular body weights

Size medium includes 12 – 115 g / 4 oz weights– 4 J-shaped neckline weights + 8 rectangular body weights

Size large includes 12 – 225 g / 8 oz weights– 4 J-shaped neckline weights + 8 rectangular body weights

*on order: indigo blue, khaki, black and deep purple denim in all sizes.